Welcome to our Center!

Initiated by a generous lead gift of $5 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the UCLA Division of Humanities has embarked on an exciting objective to establish the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture. This initiative involves raising a further $3 million, a goal that will allow UCLA to fully support a leading intellectual and cultural center on the west coast. Located at one of the most prestigious public universities in the United States, the Center will have a tremendous impact on a generation of students that is characterized by its global interests. In...

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Build The Center

We can only match the pledge from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation through your generous support. We hope that as you peruse our website you will consider a donation. Every day we grow closer to launching our Center and we want you to be a part of our community. We also... Read More


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  • A photo of Stavros and Annemarie Olympios

    Stavros and Annemarie Olympios

    Stavros Olympios, who was born in Piraeus, studied engineering at the University of Glasgow (Scotland), the University of Birmingham (England), and the University of Brussels (Belgium). He also holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. Olympios spent his career in the aerospace industry, working at... Read more